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Larry Page, The Untold Story
A friend of mine shared this earlier today. A pretty long, but very interesting read about Larry Page if you don't already know it. How Google came to be, and how Larry Page grew from a young man who required the "adult supervision" of Eric Schmidt, to one who is now leading Google to greater heights as its CEO.
The Story Of How Larry Page Got Forced From The Top Of Google And Came Back A Decade Later | Business Insider
One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Googles project managers. All of them.
It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision. In it, he somehow managed to download the entire Web and by examining the links between the pages he saw the worlds information in an entirely new way.
What Page wrote down that night became the basis for an algorithm. He called it PageRank and used it to power a new Web search engine called BackRub. The name didnt stick........